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Nubia's next gaming smartphone could be called 'Red Magic Mars'; stellar benchmark scores revealed

Nubia's second gaming smartphone was earlier rumored to be called the 'Red Magic 2'.

  • Published: November 16, 2018 4:03 PM IST
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The Nubia Red Magic gaming phone was made official in April this year. In the previous week, the Chinese manufacturer started a crowdfunding campaign for its second gaming phone. Rumors surrounding it had suggested that the phone may debut as Red Magic 2. However, new information reveals that the handset is called ‘Red Magic Mars’. Nubia CEO Ni Fei has shared the AnTuTu and Master Lu benchmarks screenshots to reveal the gaming prowess of the Nubia Red Magic Mars.

On AnTuTu and Master Lu, the Nubia Red Magic Mars has appeared with a ‘NX619J’ model number. The Master Lu listing reveals that the phone features a FHD+ display, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM.

It has recorded a flagship score of 361,730 on Master Lu. On AnTuTu, the Snapdragon 845-powered phone has recorded an impressive score of 319,781. This score is not only higher than the newly unveiled Nubia X that scored 311,441 on the benchmarking platform, but also higher than Kirin 980 powered Mate 20 that is leading AnTuTu October’s best performance Android smartphones with a score of 311,840.

Apart from 8GB RAM variant, the Nubia Red Magic Mars is also rumored to have a 10GB RAM model. There is no confirmation on whether AnTuTu has benchmarked the 8GB or 10GB version of the smartphone. The benchmarking scores of Nubia Red Magic Mars clearly shows that it has been built to deliver unmatched gaming performance.

The crowdfunding campaign for the smartphone was met with overwhelming response since it was able to meet its crowdfunding goal in few hours. The handset is expected to get an official announcement in December. Customers who have backed the smartphone are expected to receive by the end of the coming month.

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  • Published Date: November 16, 2018 4:03 PM IST